Sarkozy Orders Drafting Of New Armenian Genocide Law
SARKOZY ORDERS DRAFTING OF NEW ARMENIAN GENOCIDE LAW
Feb 28 2012
President Nicolas Sarkozy ordered his government to draft a new law
punishing denial of the Armenian genocide Tuesday after France's top
court struck down a previous bill.
France's Constitutional Court earlier Tuesday ruled that the law,
backed by Sarkozy, was unconstitutional as it infringed on freedom
In a statement, Sarkozy's office said: "He has ordered the government
to prepare a new draft, taking into account the Constitutional
Sarkozy noted "the great disappointment and profound sadness of all
those who welcomed with hope and gratitude the adoption of this law
aimed at providing protection against revisionism."
Genocide denial "is intolerable and so must be punished," the statement
said, adding that Sarkozy would soon be meeting with representatives
of the Armenian community in France.